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Charles Eric Waugh's Twitter bio describes him as a "Diehard #Buckeye Fan! I bleed Scarlet and Gray till the day I die!" He's been photographed with Ohio State football players, and he's also been known to tweet words of encouragement at them. Routine superfan-type stuff, really. But there's one problem, which OSU administrators recently discovered: Waugh, 31, pled guilty in Kentucky four years ago to five counts of possessing child pornography.


The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, obtained a copy of an email sent from Doug Archie, the school's athletic director for compliance, to OSU athletes. It was a warning. Here's The Lantern quoting what Archie wrote:

"We strongly recommend that you take the steps (see links below) to block his access to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. In addition, we've enclosed a photograph and a link to a news article regarding this individual. As a reminder, the individuals who you associate with on social networking sites (i.e., Twitter, Facebook) can have negative implications on your reputation and the university. Please remember to choose your ‘social media friends' carefully!"

Waugh's mother, Charlene, told The Lantern her son was "a good Christian boy" who's been "saved," and that he's "been on probation for four years and he hasn't had no problems or anything."

SEE ALSO: Ohio State Loses Star Recruit Because Of Convicted Sex Offender Charles Eric Waugh
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[The Lantern, via The Daily Dot]

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